There is a whisper going around that Reggae is Black music but the lighter your complexion is, the more chance you have at being successful in the genre. So it should be no surprise that the album “Coastin’” by reggae band Iration is now number one on the Reggae chart, knocking “Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers” by Bob Marley and the Wailers to the second position.
Bob Marley and the Wailers in turn knocked Buju Banton’s “Upside Down 2020” to number three on the reggae chart.
To further prove that it is Black Music White success when it comes to Reggae Music, the next two positions in the top five or rounded out by Stick Figures with “World on Fire” in fourth place and “Set in Stone” in 5th place.
The Iration album contains some groovy island beats and vibes; however, it is light on lyrics and extremely light on message which is what Reggae Music is most famous for. But for those who want to forget that there is a pandemic with the coronavirus going on and the fact that it is 2020 and Black people are still fighting and protesting for justice, this might be a great album for you.
Being number one on the chart does suggest that fans find “Coastin’” to be an excellent album, however, If you are in a Black Lives Matter or No Justice, No Peace state of mind; you might want to skip this one. A better alternative would be “18 Karat Reggae Gold 2020” with songs like Fallen Fighters, Smile; Jah is watching and Stepping out of Babylon.